In the last week, three drivers have signed up for the 2016 BRDC Formula 4 season with Alesksanteri Huovinen joining the series alongside Eugene Denyssen. While Ameya Vaidyanathan returns to the series as he looks to build on his 2015 success.
Finnish driver Huovinen was a race winner in this years SMP F4 Championship. The 19 year old went on to claim fourth overall as he looks to take the step up with the Double R Racing. With the competitive nature of Formula 3, BRDC set up the series new car as a way to bridge the gap. As a result, Huovinen will be expected to fight towards the front.
His signing completes the Double R Racing team who had previously filled their seats with another FIA Formula 4 race winner, Matheus Leist and fellow Brazilian Enzo Bortoleto.
Meanwhile, Vaidyanathan has joined new entrants Carlin for the upcoming season. With their success in previous years, the Indian will be given every opportunity to compete alongside team mate Lando Norris.
“Since the car for next year is new, the learning curve for everyone certainly is a big one, but having tested with the team, it’s great to see the positive direction we’re heading in!” said Vaidyanathan “This really is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I hope to hit the ground running when the season begins.”
Also joining the championship is South African Eugene Denyssen, who will return from a sabbatical. Having won national karting titles, including the South African Open Championship, the 19 year old will step back into a BRDC F4 car for the first time since 2013.
He becomes SWR‘s first signing for the new season, commenting that; “This is a very exciting and important step for my career and I can’t wait to work with the guys at SWR in BRDC F4 next year. Although I haven’t raced this year, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to put a package together to enable me to compete in the UK.”